Study Tour to Abu Dhabi

Join us to Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, the riches of the emirates & one of the fastest developing tourist and retail destinations in the world.

When: 18-22th March 2018
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Our visit will combine guided visits with presentations and insights from local experts in the market. We will learn how a country with only 1,3 million inhabitants develops on a grand scale, a place where retail development is driven by franchise agreements & free rents and where land comes at no cost for the developer.

OPTION: There will be an option in the program to visit and get a presentation of Masdar City – the world’s first zero carbon city or a guided architectural tour of the newly opened Louvre art museum. Please note on your registration form if either of these visit are of interest to you.


Day by day Itinerary*

DAY 1 – Monday 19 March

YAS Mall is the largest shopping center in Abu Dhabi and home to approx. 250 000 m2 of retail and entertainment.

Time Activities
07.25 Arrival Abu Dhabi from Riga
10.00 Arrival at hotel (check in if possible)
11.00 Abu Dhabi retail market presentation – Aarne Mustakallio, JLL UAE
11.30 Presentation of REEM Mall –  Shane Eldstrom, Chief Executive Officer, Al Farwaniya Property Developments LLC
12.00 Lunch at hotel
12.45 Security management in the Middle Eastern retail market – Simon Carnegie, Director,G4S
13.30 Retail leasing in a different region – Oguz Stackpole, Senior Executive Manager Retail Leasing, Meraas
14.00 Visit to Yas Mall
18.30 Dinner at Rozhana, Yas Marina (short walk or taxi from the hotel)


DAY 2 – Tuesday 20 March

New 250 000 m2 souk to be built & linked to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

Time Activities
09.00 Bus from hotel
09.30 Guided tour of Abu Dhabi Mall – by Karen Klath, Aswaq
11.00 Visit to Sheik Sayed’s Mosque
12.00 Visit & guided tour of Sheik Sayed’s Mall development
12.30 Lunch & visit to The Galleria – Al Maryah Island
14.30 Free afternoon with suggested visits: Ferrari World, Water World, YAS Links golf course, Beach, Shopping.
17.45 YAS Marina F1 Curcuit – Tuesday evenings the race course opens for walkers & bikers – a truly unique experience!
20.00 Group dinner at local restaurant


DAY 3 – Wednesday 21 March

Interior of Abu Dhabi Louvre, designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel.

Time Activities
09.00 Bus from hotel
09.30 Guided visit of the Louvre or Masdar City
11.30 Visit & lunch at Marina Mall
13.30 Visit to A’l Bahar Beachfront development –  a Miral project with F&B focus due to open on March 22nd.
14:30 TBD
15.30 Afternoon Tea at Observation Deck 300 Jumeirah Ethiad Towers.
17.30 Bus returns to hotel – free evening

*Program subject to change.

•    Return flight with Air Baltic from Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo or Stockholm via Riga
•    All currently known taxes
•    Airport transfer to/from the hotel
•    Three nights, single room, at Centro Yas Rotana 3*
•    Breakfast
•    Two dinners incl. beverages
•    One lunch
•    Afternoon tea at The Jumeirah Etihad Towers
•    Study visits incl. bus transfer, 2 days
•    Entrance to private beach

Price members: 17 900 SEK
Price non-members: 20 900 SEK

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Seats are limited to 40 people. NCSC members have the priority in case of the tour being over subscribed. Registration is binding but can be transferred to a different person.

The trip may be extended, please notify us if you wish to be contacted by our travel agent CWT Meetings & Events.


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